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The influence of glucose self-monitoring on glycaemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus in Sudan
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
2006 (English)In: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, ISSN 0168-8227, E-ISSN 1872-8227, Vol. 74, no 1, 90-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To investigate the influence of self-monitoring of glucose on the glycaemic control in Sudanese diabetic subjects.

Subjects and methods: A group of 193 consecutive type 2 and type I diabetic subjects (95 men, 98 women) were studied. In 104 subjects with type 2 diabetes fasting blood glucose was measured using a glucose meter and blood was obtained for serum glucose measurement in the laboratory. In the remaining 89 diabetic subjects random blood glucose was measured using the same glucose meter and a whole blood sample was drawn for laboratory assessment of HbA1c. Data on self-monitoring and other clinical and personal characteristics were recorded.

Results: More than 75% of either type I and type 2 diabetic patients never self-monitored blood or urine glucose. In type 2 diabetic subjects self-monitoring of blood or urine glucose was not related to glycaemic control. In type I diabetic subjects, however, self-monitoring of blood glucose was significantly associated with better glycaemic control, as assessed by HbA1c (P = 0.02) and blood glucose at clinic visits (P < 0.0001), and similar associations were found for urine glucose self-monitoring (P = 0.04 and 0.02) respectively. Neither glycaemic control nor glucose self-monitoring was associated with education level.

Conclusions: Self-monitoring of blood glucose was not found to be associated to better glycaemic control in Sudanese subjects with type 2 diabetes. In contrast, self-monitoring of both blood and urine glucose was significantly associated with glycaemic control in subjects with type I diabetes. Self-monitoring of urine glucose could be useful where measurement of blood glucose is not available or affordable.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 74, no 1, 90-94 p.
Keyword [en]
diabetes mellitus, self-monitoring, Sudan
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94371DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2006.03.003ISI: 000240801400013PubMedID: 16621118OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94371DiVA: diva2:168198
Available from: 2006-05-04 Created: 2006-05-04 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
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1. Clinical and Biochemical Features of Adult Diabetes Mellitus in Sudan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Clinical and Biochemical Features of Adult Diabetes Mellitus in Sudan
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The high prevalence of diabetes mellitus among the Sudanese population is linked to obesity, poor glycaemic control and a high rate of complications. This study investigated 1/ Leptin hormone and its correlations with different biochemical characteristics in Sudanese diabetic subjects, 2/ The impact of glycaemic control on pregnancy outcome in pregnancies with diabetes, 3/ The glycaemic response to Sudanese traditional carbohydrate foods, 4/ The influence of glucose self-monitoring on the glycaemic control among this population, 5/ The health related quality of life in Sudanese subjects with diabetes-related lower limb amputation.

Leptin was significantly lower in diabetic subjects compared with controls of same BMI in both females (P =0.0001) and males (P =0.019). In diabetic subjects, serum leptin correlated positively with the homeostatic assessment (HOMA) of both beta-cell function (P =0.018) and insulin resistance (P =.038). In controls, leptin correlated only with insulin resistance. Pregnancy complications were higher among diabetic compared with control women (P<0.0001) and varied with the type of diabetes. Infants of diabetic mothers had a higher incidence of neonatal complications than those of non-diabetic women (P<0.0001). In six Sudanese traditional carbohydrate meals over all differences in incremental AUCs were significant for both plasma glucose (P = 0.0092) and insulin (P = 0.0001). Millet porridge and wheat pancakes displayed significantly lower post-prandial glucose and insulin responses, whereas maize porridge induced a higher post-prandial glucose and insulin response. In type 2 diabetic subjects SMBG or SMUG was not related to glycaemic control. In type 1 diabetic subjects, SMBG was significantly associated with better glycaemic control, as assessed by HbA1c (P=0.02) and blood glucose at clinic visits (P=<0.0001), similar associations were found for SMUG respectively. Neither glycaemic control nor glucose self-monitoring was associated with education level. Diabetic subjects with LLA had significantly poorer HRQL compared to a reference diabetic group (P=<0.0001). Duration of diabetes and amputation had negative impact on HRQL in subjects with LLA (P=<0.0001) respectively. Diabetic subjects with LLA had decreased sense of coherence and high presence of symptoms. Improving health services at the primary level is important to reduce the complications and burden of disease in the Sudanese population.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2006. 47 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 144
Keyword
Medicine, diabetes mellitus, leptin, gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, perinatal morbidity and mortality, carbohydrate rich-meals, self-monitoring, quality of life, sense of coherence, lower limb amputation, Sudan, Medicin
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-6816 (URN)91-554-6542-0 (ISBN)
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2006-05-22, Robergsalen, Building 40, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, 09:15
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Available from: 2006-05-04 Created: 2006-05-04Bibliographically approved

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